Nevada Governor Signs Industrial Hemp Bill Into Law

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CARSON CITY, NV Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has signed into law a bill that will expand the states industrial hemp program.

Senate Bill 396 was among dozens of bills signed by the Governor late last week, and had receivednear-unanimous approval in the state legislature.

The measure will expand Nevadascurrent law, passed in 2015, that allows hemp to be grown in the state for research purposes. The new law will allowthe growth and cultivation of industrial hempallowing the crop to grown for commercial, and not just research, purposes.

Currently, 19 producers grow about 500 acres of hemp for research purposes in Nevada, according to Russell Wilhelm, manager of the state industrial hemp program.

Hempis a distinctvarietyof the plant species cannabis sativa that contains ...

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